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Old 06-17-2016, 09:26 AM   #31
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:41 AM   #32
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I was at a permanent site for years and none of the sites had sewer hookups. A CG worker came along once a week with the honey wagon to empty the black tanks.

As for the grey tanks, everyone just dug a hole, placed a 5-gallon bucket upside down in the hole and ran a hose from the drain to the bucket. So all the grey water went directly into the ground. It never hurt anything.

I'm not sure why people are getting so worked up about this subject.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:53 AM   #33
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I was at a permanent site for years and none of the sites had sewer hookups. A CG worker came along once a week with the honey wagon to empty the black tanks.

As for the grey tanks, everyone just dug a hole, placed a 5-gallon bucket upside down in the hole and ran a hose from the drain to the bucket. So all the grey water went directly into the ground. It never hurt anything.

I'm not sure why people are getting so worked up about this subject.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:59 AM   #34
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In the national park campgrounds with as many as 200 sites per campground. Multiple people occupying each site, you are talking about a lot of who knows what being dumped on the ground over many many years ! Those rules are not there to punish you, but protect you. To me remaining silent when someone puts you and the environment at risk is the same as condoning it ! I camp for the solitude and adventure not to police what others do, however we all have a responsibility to our Park System if it is going to remain unspoiled for future generations. As I said earlier in this thread I saw an individual washing his cassette toilet out at a fresh water station where people stacked their dishes to rinse them, being silent could contribute to someone being seriously ill ! Heck yeah if stopping that makes me a rat, so be it !
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:48 AM   #36
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instead of Pirate showers, try using the campground showers. It will make your grey water tank last longer.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:12 PM   #37
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jezz people in an up roar about grey water dumping . if a Campground forbids it then it's a no go . though i never stay at campgrounds that don't have full hook ups . if staying in a national park campground which i would never do as i camp to get away from the type of people that go to these campgrounds in the first place and they had rules of no dumping grey water then so be it . when i dry camp or as it's called by most boondock I let the grey water valves open and let it drain on the ground .again Black is a no no, no mater where you are . i have boondocked in the same place for the last 2 yrs 10 days in spring and 10 days in fall you'd never know any grey water was ever drained out not by me or anyone else . no it's not against the law it can be against some campground rules and in that case follow the rules . I assume most the dissenters live out east and only camp in crowded national forest campground . don't worry you'll never see me in one of those . if you come to Co and boondock the only rule we have here is don't bother other people and don't dump your black tank on the ground .
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:23 PM   #38
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I don't dump my grey water ever! Instead, this morning I used 10 gallons of it to put out the campfire, another 10 gallons of grey to rinse of the ATVs, and another 10 gallons to rinse off the dust on my truck.

I have never damaged a fire ring, an ATV, or my truck by using grey water.

I am, however, very responsible with my black water. ;-)

I was going to collect rain water when camping to use to put out campfires by that is illegal here too!
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:03 PM   #39
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Don't worry about it, people get touchy over this grey water. You would think it was crude oil or plutonium.

PA state parks had no specific grey water requirements or regulations until the late 1980's. Up until that point for 30 years or more when you went into a PA state park campground, every trailer or RV that had a grey tank had a garden hose running out into the woods. That's a lot of grey water being dumped for years and the woods are still there, the wildlife is still there, the lakes and streams are still there and full of fish, etc.

Too much belly aching go's on over this grey water in RV and camping forums, its actually amusing.

I wonder what the tank huggers are going to say when the ones who make the rules reverse course, and tell you to let your grey water loose in the woods because dumping it in the sewage system is a waste of water and energy? That day is coming sooner rather than later.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:29 AM   #40
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We stay almost exclusively in parks without sewer, and we have a 35-gallon tote for our grey water, and we empty it when needed.

With that said, where we camp, in state and national forests, it will not hurt a thing if campers dump their grey water on the ground. Hell, that's what tent campers do every day.

I, and everyone I camp with, urinates in the woods while we are camping. Sometimes, that is 20 people over 4 or 5 days. We have been camping at the same site for 10 years and the vegetation and young/old trees are surviving just fine. Weird, I know. BUT...we don't dump our grey water!
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